Friday, April 18, 2014

TSOL Exclusive Fancy Edge Framelits

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Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a couple of card that I created using The Stamps of Life’s new Exclusive Fancy Edge Flip-its Die which was released earlier on in the week.

For my first card I used the label6stamps stamp set along with the Sizzix Fancy Labels 6 Framelits to create the layers on the centre panel.

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Here is the “flip” side of my card, I used more stamps from the label6stamps stamp set.

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For my second card today I used the Houses4Us stamp set as well as the Stamps4FancyLabels stamp set.

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Here is the “flip” side of my card, I have again used stamps from the Houses4Us stamp set as well as the Stamps4FancyLabels stamp sets.

Stamps: Labels6Stamps; Houses4Us; Stamps4Fancy Labels – The Stamps of Life
Paper: White; Pink; Hey Birdie DP & Hello Sunshine DP – Kaisercraft
Dies: TSOL Exclusive Fancy Edge Flip-its Die; Sizzix Fancy Labels 6 Framelits
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Grillfather

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kathy our challenge hostess for April continues to brings us fun challenges.

This week Kathy has challenged us to make a card that reflects your very favorite movie or movie star. Don’t forget to identify the movie and/or star!

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When I was first thinking about this challenge, my plans were in a totally different direction then what I ended up with. I had thought about doing something about Harry Potter. However then I went through some stamps I have in a box on my box which are fairly new waiting to be used and I spied this cute little guy and I thought … hmmm he looks a little like Zorro. And that was that!

As you can see I have created a Pivot card using the Katie Label Pivot Card set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.

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I also found in my stash a BBQ image which is from an older Gina K stamp set, so I figured I would use that too … as it works with the guy on the other side of the card.

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Here is a close up of the right side of my card … now you might be able to see easier why I thought he looked a bit like Zorro … he is wearing a mask (no I didn’t draw that on) and the way he is holding that BBQ fork … On Guard! Oh and for the record … Zorro isn’t my favorite movie … but I am sure it is someone’s favorite movie somewhere hehe!

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Here is the front of my card. I used thin stripes of red adhesive tape along the side and bottom edges and added some BBQ tools to the right side of the card.

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And finally a look at my card from the back.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Lois Bak
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Shirley Quarry
  • Vicky Gould
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    Stamps: Grill Father – Art Impressions; King of the Grill – Gina K; Handy Man – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Yellow; Red; Hey Boy DP – Rosie’s Studio
    Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Black Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    I Must Ask You A Question

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round it is my turn to host the challenge.

    Our challenge this week is to create a CAS card.

    For my card I used Riley and Company’s I moustache you a question and Moosestash Riley.

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     For the inside of my card I added two sentiments from the Moose Sayings 2. I thought these went well with the Question on the front of the card.

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    Want to play along????

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!  So get stamping Riley fans :). 

    To play create a card using Riley and Company images. Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY0814. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

    Stamps: Moosetash Riley; I Mustache You A Question; Moose Sayings 2 – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Yellow; Rust; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Paper Smooches Quotables Die; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Just for Mother’s Day!

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    Hi everyone,

    As promised yesterday I am back today with another card for Karen Burniston’s Designer Challenge.

    Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen Burniston will have another of her amazing video tutorials for us.

    This time round Karen has given us the theme Mamas and Babies - Use Pop it Ups to celebrate Mom for Mother's Day OR make a Baby card. You decide!

    Yesterday for this challenge I shared with you all my baby card using the Oval Accordion Card dies. Today I have a Mother’s Day card to share with you all.

    For my card today I used both the Circle Accordion Card and the Fancy Label Accordion Card dies Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. If you look carefully at the photo above you will see that the centre panel of my accordion card is the Fancy Label Accordion die and the two on the outside use the Circle Accordion Card die.

    I love that these two die sets can work so well together and it is soooo easy to achieve. Here is how:

    1.  Die cut your two circle accordion pages and your fancy label page as you would normally do and decorate however you wish.

    2. Attach the first circle page to the fancy label exactly the same way you would any accordion card.

    3. Trim off the tab at the end of the Fancy Label page.

    4. Turn the remaining circle accordion page so that the tab is now next to the fancy label page in the centre and attach the tab to the back of the fancy label page.

    5. Attach the small centre circle tab to the small centre fancy label piece. Trim off the two small tabs on the fancy label and then join this with the remaining small centre circle using the tab on the circle.

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    To decorate my card I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Circle of Roses Peel of Stickers. I placed these onto adhesive paper and then covered with ECD Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polished the glitter into the paper and then colored with my copics and blender pen.

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    For the outer edges of my accordion frames I used the Square with Circle Frame Edges set for the Circle panels and the Fancy Frame Edges set for the Fancy Label Panel. I also added two little roses (also from the Peel-Off Sticker sheet on the panel with my sentiment.

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    Here is a look at my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope to be delivered.

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    I have again decorated the back of my accordion … but not a lot for this one. All I did was cut the Fancy Label Accordion page again this time in white. Cut off the tab and the circle fancy label piece from the frame and adhered it to the centre panel which was burgundy. So now from this side all my panels have a white base. I also added a sentiment to the centre panel. I have the two end panels to use for when I want to write a greeting to give this to someone.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen’s Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

    Here is what I used to create my card:

     

    Stamps: Just For Mother’s Day – Print Blocks; Clearly Sentimental About Mothers – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Burgundy
    Dies: Circle Accordion Card; Square with Circle Frame Edges; Fancy Label Accordion Card; Fancy Frame Edge – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; EDC Circle of Roses Peel-Off Stickers; ECD Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Double Sided Adhesive; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Monday, April 14, 2014

    It’s A Boy!

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s time for our March Karen Burniston Designer Challenge, this time round our theme is Mamas and Babies - Use Pop it Ups to celebrate Mom for Mother's Day OR make a Baby card. You decide!

    Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen Burniston will have another of her amazing video tutorials for us.

    I have made two card for this challenge … the second one I will post on my blog tomorrow.

    As you can see, my card today is a baby scene. I used the Oval Accordion Card and Oval Dots Frame Edges die sets designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.

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    For my card I used stamps from Lili of the Valley on both of the end panels. The sentiment is from a cheapy baby set I found in my stash.

    I have a mix of designer papers to decorate my pages and the oval dotted frame edge. As you can see I also embellished some of the panels with some baby themed buttons.

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    Here is a close up of the middle and end panels of my card. The circle dies on the centre panel are from the Circle Accordion Card die set.

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    Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in a envelope so it can be given to someone.

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    I don’t often decorate the back of the accordion cards I create, but sometimes for those special cards you may want to. This gives me space to add a sentiment and also a place for someone to write a greeting to whoever this will be going to eventually.

    One tip of you do want to decorate the back of your accordions … do so BEFORE you join all the centre ovals together. Don’t ask me how I know hehe! Yeap I decided after mine were joined and for once I used really strong adhesive so couldn’t pull them apart … but I did get there.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen’s Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month. I will also be back tomorrow with another card to share with you for this challenge.

    Here are the products I used to create my card:

    Stamps: Baby with Teddy; All Our Dreams – Lili of the Valley; It’s A Boy – Unknown
    Paper: White; Blue; Special Delivery DP – Pebbles Inc
    Dies: Accordion Oval Card; Oval Dots Frame Edges; Accordion Circle Card – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Baby Themed Buttons; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    Elizabeth Craft Designs Class Cards

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    Hi everyone,

    Some of you may be aware that Els Van de Burgt and her daughter Joset from Elizabeth Craft Designs were recently down here in Australia teaching classes at stamp stores and craft shows.

    As I am on the design team for Elizabeth Craft Designs, I was super excited that they both would be at our recent Brisbane Craft show demoing and teaching classes. As soon as I got my email from the company organising the classes for the show, I was on the phone booking my spot … I believe I was #1 haha!

    As the classes were so popular, I didn’t actually get to do the classes at the show. Instead I got to help Els will the class which was just as much fun if not more so. I still got both of the kits for both classes, so I was able to make my cards up at home. I even got to go back the next day to help Els with the classes. Of course I also got to see lots of wonderful techniques demoed by Els at the stand.

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    For the first class we made two Stand Up cards using Elizabeth Craft Designs Stand Up Helpers die.

    For the first card we also used the  Big Flower Set 1; Big Triple Leaves and the Bee die. Students also learnt how to use Shimmer Sheetz; Adhesive Velvet paper and the Silk Microfine Glitter.

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    For our second card we used the Butterfly Silhouette and the Butterfly Overlay 2. I forgot to get a sentiment for this one so I stamped a sentiment instead.

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    For the second class in the afternoon, everyone got to make two Oval Accordion cards … using the Oval Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston. Students got to see how you can decorate the card using either the frame edge dies or die cutting designer paper with the Oval Accordion Card page die.

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    For the first card we used the Roses in Oval Peel-Off Stickers along with adhesive paper and Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and copics to color. I love this technique!

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    The second card in the afternoon was created using the Daisy Die and Ladybug Die along with Velvet Adhesive Paper and Shimmer Sheetz … both fun products to use!

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    Here is a photo of Els demoing on the stand between classes. The exciting thing about this photo is that many of those cards on the front of the table are mine!

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    And here is a photo of the three of us at the stand. Joset, Me and Els. Not the greatest photo of me … but then most aren’t!!!!!!!!

    I had a fun time and can’t wait for Els to come back again!

    Dies: Stand Up Helpers; Big Flower 1; Big Triple Leaf; Bees; Butterfly Silhouette; Butterfly Overlay 2; Curvy Leaves; Ladybug; Daisy; Oval Accordion Card (designed by Karen Burniston) – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Shimmer Sheetz; Adhesive Velvet Paper; Silk Microfine Glitter; Rose in Oval Peel-off Stickers; ECD Embossing Folder; various other ECD products – All Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Happy Easter

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    Hello everyone,

    It is my turn to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Hop on over to the blog to find out how I create my card … I have step by step instructions which you can find here.

    It’s also challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Our challenge hostess for the month, Joanne Grzelak continues to bring us fun challenges.

    This week Joanne has challenged us …. April 20th will be Easter Sunday. As a child eggs were something we colored and ‘hunted’. It was also part of our traditional foods on the holiday. However, through my heritage and travels I have grown to appreciate the various egg decorating arts around the world. In honor of that, we will have eggs on our cards/projects. They can be simple, elaborate, fun, funky, or elegant. Just think EGG!!!

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    As you can see I have created another pop up card … I love creating pop up cards.

    The eggs are Peel-Off Stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs, which I have covered with double sided adhesive and glittered with Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter.  I have used the Lots of Pops Pop-up die set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. I have also used various dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs as well as Velvet Adhesive Paper and Shimmer Sheetz.

    Check out the  Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for more details.

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    Here is another view of the inside so you can see the pop up piece a little easier.

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    And let’s not forget the front of my card. I kept this fairly simple as the focus is on the inside of my card.

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Betty Wright
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Brenda O’Rear 


  • Here are the products I used to create my card:


    Stamps: Happy Easter – Penny Black
    Paper: White; Orange; Bread Basket Plaid DP – The C-Thru Ruler Co
    Dies: Lots of Pops Pop-Up; Garden Bench Pop-Up; Circle Accordion Die  – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Bamboo Trellis Die; Four Bows Die – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; ECD Small Eggs Peel-Off Stickers; ECD Swirly Curves Embossing Folder; ECD Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; ECD Light Blue Velvet Paper; ECD Cool Diamond Silke Microfine Glitter; Foam Tape; Copics

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